2017 WRITING CONTEST WINNERS

After much deliberation and multiple rounds of judging, we are excited to announce the results of our 2017 Awesome Openers Writing Contest! There were so many wonderful entries and the decisions were difficult to make. Thank you to all of the talented writers who entered and congratulations to all!

Young Adult

1. FUMBLE by Sherry Howard

2. THE PARIS LETTER by Luan Pitsch

3. ALL THE MOUNTAINS WE CAN CLIMB by Evelyne Holingue

Middle Grade

1. HOOFIN IT TO HOLLYWOOD by Kenda Henthorn

2. MIDGARD by Erin Ball

3. LINK LAKOWSKI & THE DEAD HOUSE by Jennifer Hawes

Middle Grade Honorable Mentions

LONG DISTANCE CALL by Angela Calabrese

PAINTBALL ASYLUM by Sherry Howard

Nonfiction Picture Book

1. THE GRIT OF THE FEET by Rupali Mulge

2. THE LITTLE MONK by Midge Smith

3. THE LITTLEST LONG RIDERS by Kenda Henthorn

Nonfiction Picture Book Honorable Mentions

ONE PHOTOGRAPH AT A TIME by Tootie Nienow

TEACHER IN THE WILLD by Sally Clark

Fiction Picture Book

1. SWINGING OVER THE GRAVY BOWL by Julia Richardson

2. WHEN PIGS CAN FLY by Kenda Henthorn

3. COOTIE PIRATE by Erin Ball

Fiction Picture Book Honorable Mentions

THE FRIENDSHIP BENCH by Nancy Churnin

DARLING DARLA DANE by Deborah Buschman

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